Leaders in Spread Spectrum Technology




                                        6-Channel 10-Model Memory
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     Spektrum’s DX6i 6-channel DSM2 Full Range Airplane and Helicopter System ........................ 6...
Aircraft Programming Guide ..................................................................................................
Helicopter Programming Guide ................................................................................................
General Information .........................................................................................................
SPEKTRUM’S DX6I 6-ChANNEl DSM2 fUll RANGE
AIRPlANE AND hElICOPTER SySTEM
     Spektrum’s DX6i 6-channel radio system offer...
DSM2 DUAlINK TEChNOlOGy
        Your DX6i transmits on the 2.4GHz band and utilizes DSM2 second-generation Digital Spread ...
RECEIvER COMPATIbIlITy
         You’ll be glad to know the DX6i is compatible with all current Spektrum and JR brands of D...
USING ThIS MANUAl
        For your convenience, this manual is arranged with separate sections for airplane and helicopter...
INSTAllING ThE TRANSMITTER bATTERIES
     DX6i systems that are included in some Ready-To-Fly aircraft (like the E-flite B...
ChARGING bATTERIES
        Several versions of the DX6i include rechargeable NiMH batteries and a 4.8-volt charger. It is ...
CONTROl STICK ADjUSTMENTS

REMOvING ThE bACK Of ThE TRANSMITTER
     Begin by removing the batteries from the transmitter....
CONTROl STICK lENGTh ADjUSTMENT
        The DX6i allows you to adjust the control stick’s length. Use the 2mm Allen wrench...
RECEIvER AND SERvO INSTAllATION
     The AR6200 incorporates dual receivers, offering the security of dual path RF redunda...
RECEIvER INSTAllATION
        Install the main receiver using the same method you would use to install a conventional rece...
SERvO INSTAllATION
     In gas- and glow-powered aircraft where vibration is present, the servos should be mounted using t...
hOw TO RANGE TEST ThE DX6I
        Before each flying session, and especially with a new model, it is important to perform...
bINDING
     The AR6200 receiver must be bound to the transmitter before it will operate. Binding is the process of teachi...
3. Establish the desired fail-safe stick positions: normally low throttle and flight controls neutral.




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SMARTSAfE fAIl-SAfE
      The AR6200 features the SmartSafe™ fail-safe system.


 SMARtSAFe:
            • Prevents uninte...
RECEIvER POwER SySTEM REqUIREMENTS
        With all radio installations, it is vital the onboard power system provides ade...
TIPS ON USING 2.4Ghz SySTEMS
     Your DSM2 equipped 2.4GHz system is intuitive to operate, functioning nearly identically...
4. Q: Sometimes my receiver loses its bind and won’t connect, requiring rebinding. What happens if the
                bin...
AIRPlANE qUICK START
      The following covers a basic 4-channel airplane with a single rate. For more details on program...
SERvO REvERSING

   TO ACCESS SERvO REvERSING
        Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SET...
Press the roller to access the reversing function.




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TRAvEl ADjUST

 TO ACCESS TRAvEl ADjUST
        With the transmitter already powered on and in the main screen, press and ...
Press the roller to access the TRAVEL ADJ function.




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AIRCRAfT PROGRAMMING GUIDE

 CONTROl IDENTIfICATION AND lOCATION - MODE 2




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lOw bATTERy AlARM
     When the battery voltage drop below 4.3 volts an alarm will sound and the screen will flash.


TRAI...
SETUP lIST
        The SETUP list contains the programming functions that are normally only used during the initial setup ...
TO ENTER ThE SETUP lIST
     Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen...
MODEl TyPE fUNCTION
        The DX6i features two programming types: Airplane and Helicopter. The DX6i can memorize data f...
TO SElECT A MODEl TyPE
     Rotate the roller to highlight the desired model type ACRO (airplane) or HELI helicopter then ...
MODEl NAME
        The Model Name function is used to input and assign the model’s name to a specific memory, allowing eas...
TO PROGRAM A MODEl NAME
     Rotate the roller to highlight the block below the MODEL # shown on the screen then press the...
MONITOR
        The servo monitor screen serves as a useful tool when programming your radio. It displays servo movement a...
Press the roller to access the Servo monitor screen.




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REvERSE
        The Reverse Switch function allows electronic means of reversing the servo’s throw. Servo reversing is ava...
TO REvERSE A ChANNEl
     Rotate the roller to highlight the desired channel then press the roller to select that channel....
ThROTTlE CUT
        The DX6i offers a Throttle Cut function. When the Throttle Cut button is pressed, the throttle moves ...
TO PROGRAM A ThROTTlE CUT
     Rotate the roller to highlight INH then press the roller to highlight INH. Now rotate the r...
wING TAIl MIX
        The DX6i offers three different wing types to choose from: Normal, Dual aileron and Elevon (also cal...
Rotate the roller to highlight WINGTAILMIX then press the roller to access the Wing tail mix function.




               ...
DUAl AIlERON wING TyPE SERvO CONNECTIONS
              • AILE servo port (right aileron)
              • AUX1 servo port (...
D/R COMbI SwITCh ASSIGNMENT
     The Dual Rate Combi switch assignment function allows the aileron, elevator and rudder du...
Rotate the roller to highlight IHN then press the roller. Now rotate the roller to select AILE, ELEV, RUDD or GEAR.




  ...
TIMER
     The DX6i features an on screen timer with two programming options:


 DOwN-TIMER:
     Down Timer - The countdo...
Reduce photo to 13.5%


                                                  SETUP LIST                       Main

         ...
RANGE ChECK
     RANGE CHECK: When activated the Range Check screen allows for a range check by using the trainer switch t...
RANGE ChECKING A MODEl
        Rotate the roller to highlight RANGE and press the roller to access the range function.



...
POwER SETTING
     The power setting screen is used to place the transmitter in one of two power settings. A-EU 328 is app...
CONTRAST
        The contrast function allows the adjustment of the screen contrast.


   TO ACCESS ThE CONTRAST SCREEN
  ...
CONTRAST: Allows the adjustment of the screen contrast from 0 to100%.




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COPy/RESET
        The COPY function allows the current model memory that is being used to be transferred to any of the ot...
TO ACCESS ThE COPy fUNCTION
     Rotate the roller to highlight COPY then press the roller to enter the COPY function.


 ...
SETUP lIST SCREEN
        Rotate the roller to highlight COPY/RESET then press the roller to access the COPY/RESET functio...
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  1. 1. Leaders in Spread Spectrum Technology 6-Channel 10-Model Memory Full Range DSM2™ 2.4GHz Radio System for Airplanes and Helicopters
  2. 2. TAblE Of CONTENTS Spektrum’s DX6i 6-channel DSM2 Full Range Airplane and Helicopter System ........................ 6 DSM2 DuaLink Technology ....................................................................................................... 7 ModelMatch .............................................................................................................................. 7 Receiver Compatibility ............................................................................................................... 8 Using This Manual .................................................................................................................... 9 Alternate Languages .................................................................................................................. 9 Installing the Transmitter Batteries ........................................................................................... 10 Installing the Batteries............................................................................................. 10 Charging Batteries ................................................................................................................... 11 Transmitter Polarity ................................................................................................. 11 Control Stick Adjustments ....................................................................................................... 12 Removing the Back of the Transmitter ..................................................................... 12 Adjusting the Control Stick Tension ........................................................................ 12 Control Stick Length Adjustment ............................................................................................. 13 Advanced Digital Trims ............................................................................................................ 13 Receiver and Servo Installation................................................................................................ 14 Receiver Installation ................................................................................................ 15 Servo Installation..................................................................................................................... 16 How to Range Test the DX6i..................................................................................................... 17 Range Testing the DX6i ........................................................................................... 17 Binding .................................................................................................................................... 18 SmartSafe Fail-Safe ................................................................................................................. 20 SmartSafe: .............................................................................................................. 20 How SmartSafe works .............................................................................................................. 20 Receiver Power System Requirements ..................................................................................... 21 Recommended Power System Guidelines ............................................................... 21 Tips on Using 2.4GHz Systems ............................................................................................... 22 Airplane Quick Start ................................................................................................................. 24 Model Type Selection.............................................................................................. 24 Servo Reversing ...................................................................................................... 25 Travel Adjust ........................................................................................................... 27 To Access Travel Adjust........................................................................................... 27 2 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  3. 3. Aircraft Programming Guide .................................................................................................... 29 Control Identification and Location - Mode 2.......................................................... 29 Throttle ALT............................................................................................................. 29 Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................... 30 Trainer ..................................................................................................................... 30 Setup List ................................................................................................................ 31 Model Type Function .............................................................................................. 33 Model Name ........................................................................................................... 35 Monitor ................................................................................................................... 37 Reverse ................................................................................................................... 39 Throttle Cut ............................................................................................................. 41 Wing Tail Mix .......................................................................................................... 43 Dual Aileron Wing Type Servo Connections............................................................ 45 D/R COMBI Switch Assignment .............................................................................. 46 Timer....................................................................................................................... 48 Range Check ........................................................................................................... 50 Range Checking a Model ......................................................................................................... 51 How to Range Test the DX6i .................................................................................... 51 Range Testing the DX6i ........................................................................................... 51 Power Setting.......................................................................................................... 52 Contrast .................................................................................................................. 53 Copy/Reset ............................................................................................................. 55 Adjust List ............................................................................................................... 58 Model Select ........................................................................................................... 60 ModelMatch ............................................................................................................ 61 Dual Rate and Exponential ...................................................................................... 62 Travel Adjust ........................................................................................................... 64 Sub-Trim ................................................................................................................. 66 Flap ......................................................................................................................... 68 Programmable Mixing 1 and 2................................................................................ 70 Trim Include Function ............................................................................................. 74 Differential .............................................................................................................. 75 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 3
  4. 4. Helicopter Programming Guide ............................................................................................... 77 Transmitter Control Identification and Location ....................................................... 77 General Information ................................................................................................................. 78 Throttle ALT............................................................................................................. 78 Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................... 78 Warning Screen for Throttle Hold/Stunt Mode ........................................................ 78 Trainer ..................................................................................................................... 78 Programming Using the Roller................................................................................ 78 Setup List ................................................................................................................ 79 Model Type Function .............................................................................................. 81 Model Name ........................................................................................................... 83 Monitor ................................................................................................................... 85 Reverse ................................................................................................................... 87 Swash Type ............................................................................................................. 89 Throttle Cut ............................................................................................................. 91 D/R COMBI Switch Assignment .............................................................................. 93 Timer....................................................................................................................... 95 Setup List Screen .................................................................................................... 96 Range Check ........................................................................................................... 97 Range Checking a Model ......................................................................................................... 98 How to Range Test the DX6i .................................................................................... 98 Range Testing the DX6i ........................................................................................... 98 Power Setting.......................................................................................................... 99 Contrast ................................................................................................................ 100 Copy/Reset ........................................................................................................... 102 COPY/RESET Screen ............................................................................................ 103 SETUP LIST Screen .............................................................................................. 104 COPY/RESET Screen ............................................................................................ 104 Adjust List ............................................................................................................. 105 Model Select ......................................................................................................... 107 ModelMatch .......................................................................................................... 108 Dual Rate and Exponential .................................................................................... 109 Travel Adjust ......................................................................................................... 111 Sub-Trim ............................................................................................................... 113 Gyro ...................................................................................................................... 115 Throttle Curve ....................................................................................................... 118 Throttle Trim Setting.............................................................................................. 120 Pitch Curve ........................................................................................................... 121 Swashplate Mixing................................................................................................ 123 Programmable Mixing 1 and 2.............................................................................. 125 Trim Include Function ........................................................................................... 129 Revolution Mixing (only used with non-heading hold gyros)................................ 130 Setup List .............................................................................................................. 131 4 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  5. 5. General Information ............................................................................................................... 132 One-Year Warranty Period ..................................................................................................... 135 Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................... 135 Damage Limits ...................................................................................................................... 136 Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................. 136 Questions, Assistance, and Repairs ....................................................................................... 136 Inspection or Repairs ............................................................................................................. 136 Warranty Inspection and Repairs ........................................................................................... 137 Non-Warranty Repairs ........................................................................................................... 137 Programming Notes: ............................................................................................................. 138 Programming Notes: ............................................................................................................. 139 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 5
  6. 6. SPEKTRUM’S DX6I 6-ChANNEl DSM2 fUll RANGE AIRPlANE AND hElICOPTER SySTEM Spektrum’s DX6i 6-channel radio system offers advanced programming features normally only available in sophisticated radio systems. The DX6i incorporates 2.4GHz DSM2™ technology, offering full “beyond the limits of sight” range ideal for all types and sizes of electric, gas, and glow-powered aircraft. No longer will you have to wait for a frequency pin or be concerned that someone may inadvertently turn on to your same frequency. With Spektrum™ DSM2 technology, when you’re ready to fly any aircraft—from parkflyers and helicopters to giant- scale—simply turn on, and go flying! 6 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  7. 7. DSM2 DUAlINK TEChNOlOGy Your DX6i transmits on the 2.4GHz band and utilizes DSM2 second-generation Digital Spread Spectrum Modulation offering beyond visual range in all types and sizes of aircraft. Unlike conventional narrow band systems, Spektrum’s 2.4GHz digital DuaLink™ technology is virtually immune to internal and external radio interference. Included with your DX6i is an AR6200 6-channel receiver. The AR6200 combines an internal and external receiver, offering superior path diversity. The DX6i transmitter simultaneously transmits on two frequencies, creating dual RF paths. This dual path redundancy, plus the fact that each of the two receivers is located in a slightly different location exposes each to a different RF environment and creates a bulletproof RF link in all conditions. MODElMATCh With patented ModelMatch™ technology, you’ll never mistakenly attempt to fly your model using the wrong memory again. The DX6i features ModelMatch technology that prevents the operation of a model if the wrong model memory is selected. During binding, the receiver actually learns and remembers the specific model memory (1 of 10) that the transmitter is currently programmed to. Later, if the incorrect model is selected in the transmitter and the receiver is turned on, the model simply won’t operate, preventing a possible crash. Change programming to the matching model memory and you are set to fly. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 7
  8. 8. RECEIvER COMPATIbIlITy You’ll be glad to know the DX6i is compatible with all current Spektrum and JR brands of DSM aircraft receivers. However when using the DX6i with one of the Spektrum parkflyer receivers, like the AR6000, AR6100, AR6100E, AR6300, etc., it’s imperative that these receivers be limited to flying parkflyer-type aircraft and mini and micro helicopters only. PARKflyER RECEIvERS • AR6000 • AR6100E • AR6100 • AR6300 fUll RANGE DSM2 AIRCRAfT RECEIvERS • AR6200 • AR7000 • AR9000 8 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  9. 9. USING ThIS MANUAl For your convenience, this manual is arranged with separate sections for airplane and helicopter software functions. Airplane Programming is located on pages 29 through 76; Helicopter Programming is located on pages 77 through 131. Programming functions are discussed in the same order that they appear on the radio. An explanation of the use and purpose of each feature is provided, followed by an illustration of its LCD display. AlTERNATE lANGUAGES ITALIAN: Per la versione italiana di questo manuale vi preghiamo di vistare il sito www.spektrumrc.com FRENCH: Pour consulter ce manuel en français, visiter le site www.spektrumrc.com GERMAN: Zur Ansicht der Bedienunsanleitung in den Deutsch besuchen Sie bitte www.spektrumrc.com SPANISH: Para ver este manual en Español entra en www.spektrumrc.com SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 9
  10. 10. INSTAllING ThE TRANSMITTER bATTERIES DX6i systems that are included in some Ready-To-Fly aircraft (like the E-flite Blade 400) require 4 AA batteries while DX6i systems purchased separately include rechargeable NiMH batteries and an overnight charger. INSTAllING ThE bATTERIES For transmitters that require 4 AA batteries: Remove the battery door and install 4 AA batteries, noting the polarity of each corresponds with the diagram in the battery holder. Replace the battery door. Note: Optional NiCd or NiMH 1.2 volt AA rechargeable batteries can also be used. A charge jack is located on the left side of the transmitter for convenient recharging. 10 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  11. 11. ChARGING bATTERIES Several versions of the DX6i include rechargeable NiMH batteries and a 4.8-volt charger. It is imperative that you fully charge the transmitter. To do so, using the included wall charger, leave the charger and batteries connected overnight. The charger supplied with this system is designed to recharge your transmitter batteries at a rate of 150mA. Do not use this charger for equipment other than Spektrum. The charging plug polarity may not be the same and equipment damage can result. During the charging operation, the charger’s temperature is slightly elevated. This is normal. Charger Pigtail for Transmitter BLACK TO POSITIVE BLACK W/WHITE STRIPE TO NEGATIVE Spektrum Transmitter Charge Jack Polarity - + A charging jack is located on the left side of the transmitter. If rechargeable batteries are used they can be conveniently charged without removing them from the transmitter using the charge jack. IMPORTANT: All Spektrum charge jacks are center pin negative. This is the opposite of many chargers. Before using a charger, make sure the connector is center pin negative. This can be done using a voltmeter. Also, unlike conventional radio systems that use 8 cells to power the transmitter, the DX6i uses 4 cells. This is due to the electronics being more efficient. When charging, be sure to use a charger designed for 4 cells (4.8-volt battery pack) when charging the transmitter. TRANSMITTER POlARITy The center pin on all Spektrum transmitters is negative. Therefore, the center pin on all Spektrum chargers is negative, not positive. This is different from many other manufacturers’ chargers and radio systems. Beware of improper connections based on “color coded” wire leads, as they may not apply in this instance. You must make sure that the center pin of your Spektrum transmitter is always connected to the negative voltage of your charger for correct polarity hookup. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 11
  12. 12. CONTROl STICK ADjUSTMENTS REMOvING ThE bACK Of ThE TRANSMITTER Begin by removing the batteries from the transmitter. Next, remove the six (6) transmitter back cover screws. Remove the transmitter back, being careful not to cause damage to any components. ADjUSTING ThE CONTROl STICK TENSION Adjust each stick tension screw for the desired tension (counterclockwise to loosen stick tension, clockwise to tighten stick tension). 12 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  13. 13. CONTROl STICK lENGTh ADjUSTMENT The DX6i allows you to adjust the control stick’s length. Use the 2mm Allen wrench to loosen the setscrew. Turn the wrench counterclockwise to loosen the screw. Then, turn the stick clockwise to shorten or counterclockwise to lengthen. After the control stick length has been adjusted to suit your flying style, tighten the 2mm setscrew. SETSCREW LOOSEN TIGHTEN ADvANCED DIGITAl TRIMS The DX6i employs digital trim levers on aileron, elevator, throttle, and rudder. The ADT (Advanced Digital Trim) feature is designed to automatically store the selected trim values for each model. When a different model is selected, the previously stored trim positions for that model are automatically returned to their previous settings. Visual trim positions are displayed on the main screen. The trims feature dual speed scrolling. Holding the trim lever for an extended time will cause the trim rate of change to increase. Reduce photo to 13.5% MDL6 MUSTANG Throttle Trim Elevator Trim 5.0V DN06:00 Rudder Trim Aileron Trim SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 13
  14. 14. RECEIvER AND SERvO INSTAllATION The AR6200 incorporates dual receivers, offering the security of dual path RF redundancy. An internal receiver is located on the main PC board, while a second remote receiver is attached to the main board with a 6-inch extension. By locating these receivers in slightly different locations in the aircraft, each receiver is exposed to its own RF environment, greatly improving path diversity (the ability for the receiver to see the signal in all conditions). 14 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  15. 15. RECEIvER INSTAllATION Install the main receiver using the same method you would use to install a conventional receiver in your aircraft. Typically, wrap the main receiver in protective foam and fasten it in place using rubber bands or Velcro straps. Alternately, in electric models or helicopters, it’s acceptable to use thick double-sided foam tape to fasten the main receiver in place. Mounting the remote receiver in a slightly different location, even just inches away from the primary receiver, gives tremendous improvements in path diversity. Essentially, each receiver sees a different RF environment and this is key to maintaining a solid RF link, even in aircraft that have substantial conductive materials (i.e. larger gas engines, carbon fiber, pipes, etc.), which can attenuate the signal. Using servo tape, mount the remote receiver keeping the remote antennas at least 2 inches (51mm) away from the primary antenna. Ideally, the antennas will be oriented perpendicularly to each other, however, we’ve found this to not be critical. In airplanes, we’ve found it best to mount the primary receiver in the center of the fuselage on the servo tray and to mount the remote receiver to the side of the fuselage or in the turtle deck. In helicopters, there is generally enough room on the servo tray to achieve the necessary separation. If necessary, a mount can be fashioned using clear plastic to mount the external receiver. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 15
  16. 16. SERvO INSTAllATION In gas- and glow-powered aircraft where vibration is present, the servos should be mounted using the supplied rubber grommets and bushings. Do not over-tighten the mounting screws. The diagram will assist you in properly mounting the grommets and bushings. In electric and non-powered aircraft, there are many acceptable methods for mounting the servo, including servo tape and even glue. See the information included with your aircraft for the recommendation for installing servo(s) in your aircraft. Servo Mounting Flange Rubber Grommets Servo Arm Retaining Screw Servo Mounting Flange Servo Arm/Horn Servo Output Shaft Rubber Grommets Servo Case Servo Eyelet Servo Lead w/Connector 16 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  17. 17. hOw TO RANGE TEST ThE DX6I Before each flying session, and especially with a new model, it is important to perform a range check. The DX6i incorporates a range testing system which, when placed in the RANGE CHECK program and the trainer switch is activated and held, reduces the output power, allowing a range check. Reduce photo to 13.5% RANGE CHECK List CHECK INH RANGE TESTING ThE DX6I 1. With the model resting on the ground, stand 30 paces (approx. 90 feet) away from the model. 2. Face the model with the transmitter in your normal flying position. Place the transmitter in the range test screen (see page 51 or 98) and pull and hold the trainer switch on the top of the transmitter. This causes reduced power output from the transmitter. 3. You should have total control of the model with the trainer switch pulled at 30 paces (90 feet). 4. If control issues exist, call the Horizon Product Support Team at 1-877-504-0233 for further assistance. 30 paces (90 feet) Pull and hold the trainer switch SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 17
  18. 18. bINDING The AR6200 receiver must be bound to the transmitter before it will operate. Binding is the process of teaching the receiver the specific code of the transmitter so it will connect to that specific transmitter. Once bound, the receiver will only connect to the transmitter when the previously bound model memory is selected. If another model memory is selected, the receiver will not connect. This feature is called ModelMatch™ and prevents flying a model using the wrong model memory. 1. With the system hooked up as shown, insert the bind plug in the charge plug receptacle. 2. Turn on the receiver switch (not included). Note that the LEDs on both receivers should be flashing, indicating that the receiver is ready to bind. 18 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  19. 19. 3. Establish the desired fail-safe stick positions: normally low throttle and flight controls neutral. 4. Pull and hold the trainer switch on the top of the transmitter while turning on the power switch. Within a few seconds the system should connect. The LEDs on the receivers should go solid, indicating the system has connected. 5. Remove the bind plug from the charge jack before turning off the receiver and store it in a convenient place. 6. After you’ve programmed your model, it’s important to rebind the system so the true low throttle and neutral control surface positions are programmed. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 19
  20. 20. SMARTSAfE fAIl-SAfE The AR6200 features the SmartSafe™ fail-safe system. SMARtSAFe: • Prevents unintentional electric motor response on start-up. • Eliminates the possibility of over-driving servos on start-up. • Establishes low-throttle fail safe if the RF signal is lost. • Maintains last-commanded control surface position in the event of RF link interruption. Note: Fail-safe positions are stored via the stick and switch positions on the transmitter during binding. hOw SMARTSAfE wORKS Smartsafe is ideal for most types of electric aircraft and is also recommended for most types of gas- and glow- powered airplanes and helicopters. Here’s how SmartSafe works. RECEIvER POwER ONly When the receiver only is turned on (no transmitter signal is present), the throttle channel has no output, to avoid operating or arming the electronic speed control. In glow-powered models, the throttle servo has no input so it remains in its current position. AfTER CONNECTION When the transmitter is turned on, and after the receiver connects to the transmitter, normal control of all channels occurs. After the system makes a connection, if loss of signal occurs, SmartSafe drives the throttle servo only to its preset fail-safe position (low throttle) that was set during binding. All other channels hold their last position. When the signal is regained, the system immediately (less than 4 ms) regains control. 20 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  21. 21. RECEIvER POwER SySTEM REqUIREMENTS With all radio installations, it is vital the onboard power system provides adequate power without interruption to the receiver even when the system is fully loaded (servos at maximum flight loads). This becomes especially critical with giant-scale models that utilize multiple high torque/ high current servos. Inadequate power systems that are unable to provide the necessary minimum voltage to the receiver during flight loads have become the number-one cause of in-flight failures. Some of the power system components that affect the ability to properly deliver adequate power include: the selected receiver battery pack (number of cells, capacity, cell type, state of charge), switch harness, battery leads, regulator (if used), power bus (if used). While Spektrum’s receivers’ minimum operational voltage is 3.5 volts, it is highly recommended the system be tested per the guidelines below to a minimum acceptable voltage of 4.8 volts during ground testing. This will provide head room to compensate for battery discharging or if the actual flight loads are greater than the ground test loads. RECOMMENDED POwER SySTEM GUIDElINES 1. When setting up large or complex aircraft with multiple high torque servos, it’s highly recommend that a current and volt-meter (Hangar 9 HAN172) be used. Plug the volt-meter in an open channel port in the receiver and, with the system on, load the control surfaces (apply pressure with your hand) while monitoring the voltage at the receiver. The voltage should remain above 4.8 volts even when all servos are heavily loaded. Note: The optional Flight Log has a built-in volt meter and it can be used to perform this test. 2. With the current meter in line with the receiver battery lead, load the control surfaces (apply pressure with your hand) while monitoring the current. The maximum continuous recommended current for a single heavy-duty servo/battery lead is three amps while short-duration current spikes of up to five amps are acceptable. Consequently, if your system draws more than three amps continuous or five amps for short durations, a single battery pack with a single switch harness plugged into the receiver for power will be inadequate. It will be necessary to use multiple packs with multiple switches and multiple leads plugged into the receiver. Note: The Flight log can not measure current draw. Please note that if the flight log is used to measure voltage, the HAN172 current meter still must be used to measure the draw of the servos. 3. If using a regulator, it’s important the above tests are done for an extended period of 5 minutes. When current passes through a regulator, heat is generated. This heat causes the regulator to increase resistance, which in turn causes even more heat to build up (thermal runaway). While a regulator may provide adequate power for a short duration, it’s important to test its ability over time as the regulator may not be able to maintain voltage at significant power levels. 4. For really large aircraft or complex models (for example 35% and larger or jets) multiple battery packs with multiple switch harnesses are necessary or in many cases one of the commercially available power boxes/ busses is recommended. No matter what power systems you choose, always carry out test #1 above making sure that the receiver is constantly provided with 4.8 volts or more under all conditions. 5. The latest generation of Nickel Metal Hydride batteries incorporate a new chemistry mandated to be more environmentally friendly. These batteries, when charged with peak detection fast chargers, have tendencies to false peak (not fully charge) repeatedly. These include all brands of NiMH batteries. If using NiMH packs be especially cautious when charging making absolutely sure that the battery is fully charged. It is recommended to use a charger that can display total charge capacity. Note the number of mAh put into a discharged pack to verify it has been charged to full capacity. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 21
  22. 22. TIPS ON USING 2.4Ghz SySTEMS Your DSM2 equipped 2.4GHz system is intuitive to operate, functioning nearly identically to 72MHz systems. Following are a few common questions from customers: 1. Q: Which do I turn on first, the transmitter or the receiver? A: It doesn’t matter, if the receiver is turned on first-the throttle channel doesn’t put out a pulse position at this time, preventing the arming of electronic speed controllers, or in the case of an engine powered aircraft, the throttle servo remains in its current position. When the transmitter is then turned on the transmitter scans the 2.4GHz band and acquires two open channels. Then the receiver that was previously bound to the transmitter scans the band and finds the GUID (Globally Unique Identifier code) stored during binding. The system then connects and operates normally. If the transmitter is turned on first, the transmitter scans the 2.4GHz band and acquires two open channels. When the receiver is turned on, the receiver scans the 2.4GHz band looking for the previously stored GUID, and when it locates the specific GUID code and confirms uncorrupted repeatable packet information, the system connects and normal operation takes place. Typically this takes 2 to 6 seconds. 2. Q: Sometimes the system takes longer to connect and sometimes it doesn’t connect at all. Why? A In order for the system to connect (after the receiver is bound) the receiver must receive a large number of continuous (one after the other) uninterrupted perfect packets from the transmitter in order to connect. This process is purposely critical of the environment ensuring that it’s safe to fly when the system does connect. If the transmitter is too close to the receiver (less that 4 feet) or if the transmitter is located near metal objects (metal transmitter case, the bed of a truck, the top of a metal work bench, etc.) connection will take longer and in some cases connection will not occur as the system is receiving reflected 2.4GHz energy from itself and is interpreting this as unfriendly noise. Moving the system away from metal objects or moving the transmitter away from the receiver and powering the system up again will cause a connection to occur. This only happens during the initial connection. Once connected the system is locked, and should a loss of signal occur (fail-safe), the system connects immediately (4ms) when signal is regained. 3. Q: I’ve heard that the DSM system is less tolerant of low voltage. Is this correct? A: All DSM receivers have an operational voltage range of 3.5 to 9 volts. With most systems this is not a problem as in fact most servos cease to operate at around 3.8 volts. When using multiply high current draw servos with a single or inadequate battery/ power source, heavy momentary loads can cause the voltage to dip below this 3.5 volt threshold thus causing the entire system (servos and receiver) to brown out. When the voltage drops below the low voltage threshold (3.5 volts), the DSM receiver must reboot (go through the start up process of scanning the band and finding the transmitter) and this can take several seconds. Note: Receivers manufactured after July of 2007 offer a quick connect feature that reconnect immediately when recovering from a low voltage “brown out.” Please read the receiver power requirement on page 21 as this explains how to test for and prevent this occurrence. 22 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  23. 23. 4. Q: Sometimes my receiver loses its bind and won’t connect, requiring rebinding. What happens if the bind is lost in flight? A: The receiver will never lose its bind unless it’s instructed to. It’s important to understand that during the binding process the receiver not only learns the GUID (code) of the transmitter but the transmitter learns and stores the type of receiver that it’s bound to. If the trainer switch is pulled on the transmitter at any time and the transmitter is turned on, the transmitter looks for the binding protocol signal from a receiver. If no signal is present, the transmitter no longer has the correct information to connect to a specific receiver and in essence the transmitter has been “unbound” from the receiver. We’ve had several customers using transmitter stands or trays that unknowingly depress the bind button and the system is then turned on, losing the necessary information to allow the connection to take place. We’ve also had customers that didn’t fully understand the range test process and pull the trainer switch before turning on the transmitter, also causing the system to “lose its bind.” If the system fails to connect, one of the following has occurred: • The wrong model has been selected in the model memory (ModelMatch). • The transmitter is near conductive material (transmitter case, truck bed, etc.) and the reflected 2.4GHz energy is preventing the system from connecting. (See #2 above) • The trainer switch was pulled and the radio was turned on unknowingly (or knowingly) previously, causing the transmitter to no longer recognize the receiver. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 23
  24. 24. AIRPlANE qUICK START The following covers a basic 4-channel airplane with a single rate. For more details on programming for the aircraft mode, see the Aircraft section of this manual. MODEl TyPE SElECTION SElECTING AIRPlANE MODE Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen, release the roller. MODEL TYPE appears on the lower section of the screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight MODEL TYPE. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main 1 MODEL TYPE Press the ROLLER to access the MODEL TYPE function. If ACRO is highlighted on screen, proceed to SERVO. Reduce photo to 13.5% MODEL TYPE List ACRO HELI 24 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  25. 25. SERvO REvERSING TO ACCESS SERvO REvERSING Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. You can also turn the transmitter on and press the scroll wheel. Scroll down to the setup list and press the scroll wheel to get to this screen. MODEL TYPE appears on the lower section of the screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the ROLLER to the right until REVERSE is highlighted on screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MONITOR REVERSE 4 THRO CUT SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 25
  26. 26. Press the roller to access the reversing function. Reduce photo to 13.5% REVERSE List THRO-N AILE-N ELEV-N RUDD-N GEAR-N FLAP-N Rotate the roller to highlight the desired channel then press the roller to select that channel. With the desired channel selected rotate the roller to select N- normal or R reverse. When the reverse direction is correct, press the roller to deselect the channel. To return to the SETUP LIST rotate the roller and highlight LIST then press the roller. 26 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  27. 27. TRAvEl ADjUST TO ACCESS TRAvEl ADjUST With the transmitter already powered on and in the main screen, press and release the ROLLER to enter the ADJUST LIST. Reduce photo to 13.5% ADJUST LIST Main MODEL SELECT Rotate the ROLLER to the right until TRAVEL ADJ is highlighted on screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% ADJUST LIST Main D/R&EXPO TRAVEL ADJ 3 SUB TRIM SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 27
  28. 28. Press the roller to access the TRAVEL ADJ function. Reduce photo to 13.5% TRAVEL ADJ List THRO+100% AILE+100% ELEV+100% RUDD+100% GEAR+100% FLAP+100% Rotate the roller to highlight the desired channel. Move the corresponding channel’s stick or switch in the desired direction and hold the stick you wish to change the travel adjust and note the arrow direction then press the roller to select that channel and direction. Rotate the roller to adjust the travel adjust values in that selected direction only. When the desired value is selected press the roller to deselect the channel. Repeat for all other channels. This completes the basic Quick Start setup for your airplane. For additional features like Dual and Expo rates, Mixing, etc, see the appropriate pages listed in the table of contents. Note: If your airplane’s ailerons are controlled independently by two servos, see “WING TAIL MIX Selection” on page 43 for specifics on programming DUAL AILERONS. 28 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  29. 29. AIRCRAfT PROGRAMMING GUIDE CONTROl IDENTIfICATION AND lOCATION - MODE 2 Antenna Handle Trainer/Bind Mix/Throttle Hold Flap/Gyro Throttle Cut Gear/Flight Mode Rudder Dual Rate Elevator Dual Rate Aileron Dual Rate Throttle/Rudder Stick Aileron/Elevator Stick Rudder Trim Elevator Trim Aileron Trim Throttle Trim Roller On/Off Switch ThROTTlE AlT The Throttle ALT function makes the throttle stick trim active only when the throttle stick is at less than half throttle. This allows accurate idle adjustments without affecting the mid to high throttle position. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 29
  30. 30. lOw bATTERy AlARM When the battery voltage drop below 4.3 volts an alarm will sound and the screen will flash. TRAINER The DX6i offers a Trainer function that allows the transmitter to operate as a master or slave. The trainer switch is located on the back left of the transmitter. (The trainer switch is located on the back right on Mode 1 transmitters.) MASteR The transmitter can be used as a master but the slave transmitter must have the same programming (i.e. reverse, travel adjust, dual rates, mixes, sub trims, etc.) as the master. SlAvE MODE When using the transmitter as a slave with another DX6i, it’s necessary to match all the programmable settings (i.e. reverse, travel adjust, etc.). PROGRAMMING USING ThE ROllER The roller is used to access all programming functions. • Pressing and releasing the roller accesses/ enters the selected function • Rolling the roller changes values or selections TO ACCESS ThE MAIN SCREEN: Anytime the transmitter is turned on, the main screen will appear. Reduce photo to 13.5% MDL6 MUSTANG 5.0V DN06:00 TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN: From the ADJUST LIST or SETUP LIST screens, pressing and holding the roller for more than three seconds then releasing the roller will return the display to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE lIST OR SETUP SCREEN: From the any program function screens, pressing and holding the roller for more than three seconds then releasing the roller will return the display to the LIST of SETUP screen. 30 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  31. 31. SETUP lIST The SETUP list contains the programming functions that are normally only used during the initial setup of the model. (i.e. model type, servo reverse, model name). Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% MODEL TYPE List THRO CUT List RANGE CHECK List POSITION - ACT CHECK INH ACRO HELI Model Type (Page 33) Throttle Cut (Page 41) Range Check (Page 50) Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% MODEL NAME List WINGTAILMIX List POWER SETTING List MODEL 6 DUALAILE INH A-EU 328 MUSTANG V-TAIL INH ELEVON INH Model Name (Page 35) Wing Tail Mix (Page 43) Power Setting (Page 52) Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% MONITOR List D/R COMBI List CONTRAST List THR [ ] ◊ AIL ◊ D/R SW: INH 50% ELE [ ] ◊ ◊ RUD CH5 [ ] ◊ AUX ◊ Monitor (Page 37) D/R Combi (Page 46) Contrast (Page 53) Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% Reduce photo to 13.5% REVERSE List TIMER List COPY/RESET List THRO-N AILE-N MDL6 MUSTANG MODEL 6 MUSTANG ELEV-N RUDD-N DOWN TIMER-06:00 COPY TO 1 GEAR-N FLAP-N SWITCH---TRAINER SURE? NO/YES Reverse (Page 39) Timer (Page 48) Copy/Reset (Page 55) Reduce photo to 13.5% ADJUST LIST Main MODEL SELECT Adjust List (Page 58) The SETUP LIST includes programming functions that are normally used during set up. Setup programming functions for airplanes include those listed above. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 31
  32. 32. TO ENTER ThE SETUP lIST Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen, release the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST; then press the roller and the SETUP LIST will appear. TO EXIT ThE SETUP lIST Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds, then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. Alternatively rotating the roller to highlight MAIN in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the main screen. Turning the transmitter off then back on will return the transmitter to the main screen. 32 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  33. 33. MODEl TyPE fUNCTION The DX6i features two programming types: Airplane and Helicopter. The DX6i can memorize data for up to 10 models individually and the model type will automatically be stored with each model memory. TO ENTER ThE MODEl TyPE fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. MODEL TYPE appears on the lower section of the screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight MODEL TYPE then press the roller to access the MODEL TYPE function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main 1 MODEL TYPE SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 33
  34. 34. TO SElECT A MODEl TyPE Rotate the roller to highlight the desired model type ACRO (airplane) or HELI helicopter then press the roller to program that model type in model memory. Note that when changing model type all programming from the previous model will be erased and the new model will be reset to factory default settings. Reduce photo to 13.5% MODEL TYPE List ACRO HELI TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 34 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  35. 35. MODEl NAME The Model Name function is used to input and assign the model’s name to a specific memory, allowing easy identification of each model’s program. Each model’s name is displayed on the main screen when that model is selected. Up to eight characters that include numbers and letters are available. TO ENTER ThE MODEl NAME fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. MODEL TYPE appears on the lower section of the screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main 1 MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight MODEL NAME then press the roller to access the MODEL NAME function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE MODEL NAME 2 MONITOR SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 35
  36. 36. TO PROGRAM A MODEl NAME Rotate the roller to highlight the block below the MODEL # shown on the screen then press the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% MODEL NAME List MODEL 6 MUSTANG Rotate the roller to select the desired position that you wish to assign a letter or number then press the roller to access the numbers or letter characters. Rotate the roller to scroll through the letters/ numbers and when the desired number is selected pressing the roller will assign it to the selected position. Repeat this process to complete the model name then highlight OK! When finished. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 36 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  37. 37. MONITOR The servo monitor screen serves as a useful tool when programming your radio. It displays servo movement and direction when different programming functions, sticks and/or switches are moved. TO ACCESS ThE SERvO MONITOR Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter to enter the SETUP LIST. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the ROLLER to the right until SERVO is highlighted on screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL NAME MONITOR 3 REVERSE SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 37
  38. 38. Press the roller to access the Servo monitor screen. Reduce photo to 13.5% MONITOR List THR [ ] ◊ AIL ◊ ELE [ ] ◊ ◊ RUD CH5 [ ] ◊ AUX ◊ TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 38 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  39. 39. REvERSE The Reverse Switch function allows electronic means of reversing the servo’s throw. Servo reversing is available for all six channels. TO ACCESS ThE REvERSE fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight REVERSE then press the roller to access the REVERSE function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MONITOR REVERSE 4 THRO CUT SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 39
  40. 40. TO REvERSE A ChANNEl Rotate the roller to highlight the desired channel then press the roller to select that channel. Reduce photo to 13.5% REVERSE List THRO-N AILE-N ELEV-N RUDD-N GEAR-N FLAP-N With the desired channel selected rotate the roller to select (N=Normal, R=Reverse). • THRO: Throttle • AILE: Aileron • ELEV: Elevator • RUDD: Rudder • GEAR: Retractable Landing Gear • FLAP: Flap When the reverse direction is selected press the roller to deselect the channel. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 40 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  41. 41. ThROTTlE CUT The DX6i offers a Throttle Cut function. When the Throttle Cut button is pressed, the throttle moves to the low throttle, low trim position, allowing the safe and convenient shut down of the engine. TO ACTIvATE ThE ThROTTlE CUT fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST, then pressing the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main REVERSE THRO CUT 5 WINGTAILMIX Rotate the roller to highlight THRO CUT then press the roller to access the Throttle Cut function. Reduce photo to 13.5% THRO CUT List POSITION - INH SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 41
  42. 42. TO PROGRAM A ThROTTlE CUT Rotate the roller to highlight INH then press the roller to highlight INH. Now rotate the roller to ACT or INH the Throttle Cut function. Reduce photo to 13.5% THRO CUT List POSITION - ACT TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 42 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  43. 43. wING TAIl MIX The DX6i offers three different wing types to choose from: Normal, Dual aileron and Elevon (also called Delta mixing). In addition, V-Tail mixing is available from this screen. NORMAl When the DUALAILE and ELEVON wing function are INH, Normal wing type is selected. Use this wing type with common aircraft that utilize only one servo for both ailerons. Normal is the default setting. When the V-tail function is INH, normal tail function (separate elevator and rudder) is selected. DUAl AIlERON wING TyPE SElECTION Dual Ailerons require the use of one servo for each aileron and allow the use of ailerons as flaps or spoilers. This function also allows the precise independent adjustment of up and down travel, and independent sub-trim and differential of each aileron. v-TAIl SElECTION V-tail combines the elevator and rudder channel to provide pitch and yaw control when using a V-tail equipped airplane. This function also allows the precise independent adjustment of up and down travel, and independent sub-trim and dual rate adjustments of the V-tail’s control surfaces. ElEvON wING TyPE SElECTION Elevon wing arrangements combine the function of ailerons with the function of the elevator to allow precise control of both roll and pitch. TO ENTER ThE wING TAIl MIX fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST, then pressing the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 43
  44. 44. Rotate the roller to highlight WINGTAILMIX then press the roller to access the Wing tail mix function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main THRO CUT WINGTAILMIX 6 D/R COMBI TO SElECT A wING/TAIl TyPE Rotate the roller to highlight the desired wing or tail type then press the roller to highlight the desired function. Rotate the roller to inhibit (INH) or activate (ACT) the function. Reduce photo to 13.5% WINGTAILMIX List DUALAILE INH V-TAIL INH ELEVON INH Note: When Flaperon or Delta Wing type is selected, the travel adjustment is used to adjust the individual servo throw, while the combined aileron travel is adjusted with the aileron dual rate. It is also possible to set aileron differential. Reverse switches are applicable for each servo. Neutral adjustments of each servo are made by the Sub Trim Function. 44 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  45. 45. DUAl AIlERON wING TyPE SERvO CONNECTIONS • AILE servo port (right aileron) • AUX1 servo port (left aileron) Dual Aileron Wing Type Connection AUX1 Servo Port AILE Servo Port (Left Aileron) (Right Aileron) • RUDD servo port (right V-tail) • ELEV servo port (left V-tail) V-Tail Type Connection ELEV Servo Port RUDD Servo Port (Left V-Tail) (Right V-Tail) • ELEV servo port (right aileron) • AILE servo port (left aileron) Elevon Wing Type Connection AILE Servo Port ELEV Servo Port (Left Aileron) (Right Aileron) TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 45
  46. 46. D/R COMbI SwITCh ASSIGNMENT The Dual Rate Combi switch assignment function allows the aileron, elevator and rudder dual rate and exponential functions to be assigned to one of four common switches such that the dual rates/expos for all three channels can be accessed using a single switch. TO ACCESS DUAl RATE COMbI ASSIGNMENT To access the dual rate combi function rotate the roller to highlight D/R COMBI then press the roller to access the Dual Rate Combi function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main WINGTAILMIX D/R&COMBI 7 TIMER 46 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  47. 47. Rotate the roller to highlight IHN then press the roller. Now rotate the roller to select AILE, ELEV, RUDD or GEAR. Reduce photo to 13.5% D/R COMBI List D/R SW: INH TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. Note: If INH is selected the aileron, elevator and rudder dual rate and expo functions independently operate using their respective switches. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 47
  48. 48. TIMER The DX6i features an on screen timer with two programming options: DOwN-TIMER: Down Timer - The countdown timer allows a preset time in ten-second intervals up to 59 minutes and 50 seconds to be programmed, and when that time expires, a beeper will sound five (5) beeps every five (5) seconds. UP-TIMER: Up Timer - The up timer function is a simple count-up timer that displays minutes and seconds up to 59 minutes and 59 seconds. The start time can be programmed. In most cases the default start setting of 00:00 is recommended. When the DOWN-TIMER or UP-TIMER function is selected, the timer will be displayed on the main screen. The following buttons are used in conjunction to operate the timer function: Trainer Timer button- when programmed Used to stop start and reset the timer. Throttle Cut button- when programmed Used to start stop and reset the timer. Note: To reset the timer press and hold the assigned timer switch (throttle cut or trainer) for more than 3 seconds. TO SElECT ThE TIMER fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE 48 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  49. 49. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main D/R COMBI TIMER 8 RANGE CHECK Rotate the roller to highlight TIMER then press the roller to access the Timer function. Reduce photo to 13.5% TIMER List MDL6 MUSTANG DOWN TIMER-06:00 SWITCH---TRAINER TO PROGRAM ThE TIMER fUNCTION Rotate the roller to highlight the desired timer function that you wish to change. UP/ Down- selects the up or down timer function TIME- in minutes or seconds Switch Options- Trainer or Throttle Cut When the desired function is highlighted press the roller to access the function. Rotate the roller to change the option or value. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 49
  50. 50. RANGE ChECK RANGE CHECK: When activated the Range Check screen allows for a range check by using the trainer switch to reduce the output power. TO ENTER ThE RANGE ChECK fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST, then pressing the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight RANGE CHECK then press the roller to access the RANGE CHECK function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main TIMER RANGE CHECK 9 POWER SETTING 50 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  51. 51. RANGE ChECKING A MODEl Rotate the roller to highlight RANGE and press the roller to access the range function. Reduce photo to 13.5% RANGE CHECK List CHECK INH hOw TO RANGE TEST ThE DX6I RANGE TESTING ThE DX6I 1. With the model on and resting on the ground, stand 30 paces (approx. 90 feet) away from the model. 2. Face the model with the transmitter in your normal flying position. Place the transmitter in the range test screen (see above) and pull and hold the trainer switch on the top of the transmitter. This causes reduced power output from the transmitter. 3. You should have total control of the model with the button depressed at 30 paces (90 feet). 30 paces (90 feet) Pull and hold the trainer switch 4. If control issues exist, call the Horizon Product Support Team at 1-877-504-0233 for further assistance. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 51
  52. 52. POwER SETTING The power setting screen is used to place the transmitter in one of two power settings. A-EU 328 is appropriate for most European countries conforming to EU 300-328, while B-US 247 should be selected for use in the United States and countries outsde the EU. TO ENTER ThE POwER SETTING fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight POWER SETTING, then press the roller to access the POWER setting function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main RANGE CHECK POWER SETTING 10 CONTRAST Reduce photo to 13.5% POWER SETTING List A-EU 328 Rotate the roller to highlight the power setting then press the roller. Now rotate the roller to select A-EU 328 for EU countries outside of the US and B-US 247 if the system is to be used in the USA and in non EU countries. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 52 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  53. 53. CONTRAST The contrast function allows the adjustment of the screen contrast. TO ACCESS ThE CONTRAST SCREEN Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST, then pressing the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight CONTRAST then press the roller to access the contrast function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main POWER SETTING CONTRAST 11 COPY/RESET SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 53
  54. 54. CONTRAST: Allows the adjustment of the screen contrast from 0 to100%. Reduce photo to 13.5% CONTRAST List 50% Rotate the roller to adjust the screen contrast from 0 to 100%. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. 54 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  55. 55. COPy/RESET The COPY function allows the current model memory that is being used to be transferred to any of the other 9 available model memories. This is useful when experimenting with different model setups. The Model Reset function allows the model memory of the current model to be reset to the factory default setting. TO ENTER ThE COPy/RESET fUNCTION Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST, then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST, then pressing the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main MODEL TYPE Rotate the roller to highlight COPY/RESET then press the roller to access the COPY/RESET function. Reduce photo to 13.5% SETUP LIST Main CONTRAST COPY/RESET 12 ADJUST LIST SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 55
  56. 56. TO ACCESS ThE COPy fUNCTION Rotate the roller to highlight COPY then press the roller to enter the COPY function. COPy SCREEN Rotate the roller to COPY and select the model memory that you wish to copy by pressing and rotating the roller. Reduce photo to 13.5% COPY/RESET List MODEL 6 MUSTANG COPY RESET When the desired model memory is selected, press the roller to highlight YES, next to SURE, and then press the roller to copy the model to the selected memory. Note: Be aware that the model you copy to will have its memory replaced with the new model’s memory, and the programming information for the model to be copied to will be erased. TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. TO PERfORM A RESET Press the ROLLER and hold while turning on the transmitter to enter the SETUP LIST. When SETUP LIST appears on screen release the roller. Alternatively the setup list can be accessed from the main screen by pressing the roller to access the ADJUST LIST then scrolling through the ADJUST LIST by rolling the roller to highlight SETUP LIST then press the roller. 56 SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE
  57. 57. SETUP lIST SCREEN Rotate the roller to highlight COPY/RESET then press the roller to access the COPY/RESET function. Reduce photo to 13.5% COPY/RESET List MODEL 6 MUSTANG COPY RESET TO ACCESS ThE RESET fUNCTION Rotate the roller to highlight RESET then press the roller to enter the RESET function. RESET SCREEN Rotate the roller to YES, next to SURE, and then press the roller to reset the model to factory default settings. Reduce photo to 13.5% RESET List MODEL 6 MUSTANG COPY TO 1 SURE? NO/YES TO RETURN TO ThE MAIN SCREEN Press and hold the roller for more than 3 seconds then release the roller and the system will return to the main screen. TO RETURN TO ThE SETUP lIST Rotate the roller to highlight LIST in the upper right corner, then pressing the roller will return the system to the SETUP LIST screen. SPEKTRUM DX6i • RADIO PROGRAMMING GUIDE 57

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